WEEKEND THOUGHTS: A little departure from the normal comments on Scripture:
A volcano in Iceland was spewing ash so Jana and I weren’t going to be able to get from Athens to Berlin. Being stuck in Athens is a pretty good way to “suffer for Jesus” but we did have missionaries waiting for us in Berlin. I couldn’t help but think how tiny our world is and how very microscopic we humans are. One little mound of dirt and rock in Iceland was affecting an untold number of lives thousands of miles away. All our magnificent technology was disabled, grounded, till an unseen mountain decided to release it.
We don’t often get reminded of our frailty as humans. We usually avoid situations that remind us of it. It is easy to marvel at the great accomplishments of man. It is easy to think we are powerful, evolving into some super race of invincible creatures.
Then the earth “burps” and cities crumble in seconds due to the earthquake. A resulting tsunami rushes across the globe washing lives into eternity. A mountain erupts and air traffic is halted around the world. How tiny and frail we truly are in this vast universe of ours.
“Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He springs up like a flower and withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure.